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Old 07-02-2021, 07:26 AM
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I have all power sources but glow takes 90% of my power. I have one electric and one dle gas. The rest all the way to large radials are glow!
Old 07-02-2021, 05:14 PM
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the thing about a glow engine is, you can put a belt on it's Drive Hub and power a generator to charge your batteries

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Old 07-20-2021, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigshark View Post
Not all two strokes sound like weedeaters. My ST 2300 has a nice bass growl, and doesn't sound out of place on a (kit bashed) warbird. My second favorite engine is a screaming tower .75 that is incongruously pulling a Senior Telemaster about. No it doesn't sound right to some but then again I prefer the sound of a screaming crotch rocket to a defening open piped Harley.

Rant: open pipes may save lives but they surely do annoy EVERYONE else.....

Don't care to hear loud bikes on the road at all.

The best thing about the government eliminating gasoline;

Never having to hear another loud piped inconsiderate, ignorant Harley jerk with an IQ matching the cylinder count on his stone-age motorcycle.


Smart riding saves far more lives than bikes with idiot pipes.

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Old 07-20-2021, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
Don't care to hear loud bikes on the road at all.

The best thing about the government eliminating gasoline;

Never having to hear another loud piped inconsiderate, ignorant Harley jerk with an IQ matching the cylinder count on his stone-age motorcycle.


Smart riding saves far more lives than bikes with idiot pipes.

Hopefully we'll a few decades or a century before gas is banned (unless you're in California of course) Heartily agree with the rest of your thoughts.....

Old 07-24-2021, 07:09 AM
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Interesting thread. I am a glow person since 1962. I think it is all about what makes you personally happy.
Old 07-24-2021, 07:57 AM
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I fly glow powered balsa planes because they suit my 72 Mhz gear so nicely.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by J330 View Post
I fly glow powered balsa planes because they suit my 72 Mhz gear so nicely.
I love the what the heck look when they see the channel 14 flag on my giant manly antenna.....
Old 07-24-2021, 07:44 PM
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I fly glow powered balsa planes because they suit my 72 Mhz gear so nicely.
Likewise, but I use 50 mHz gear.
Live those old Futaba Gold series.

May have to post some pics of oldvac tube radios too!

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Old 08-01-2021, 07:37 AM
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Yes glow will return but it may not be in your lifetime
Old 08-01-2021, 09:40 AM
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Glow never left.


And it will be here looooong after you are gone
Old 08-01-2021, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 706jim View Post
depends on the younger generation taking an interest in it.
My feeling is it depends on the modeling society as a whole, and not just the younger generation. Some records show humans having been around millions of years. If the upcoming increasing temperature (apocalypse) does not cause another mass extinction on our planet, and if humans are around for millions (or billions) of more years, I think the odds of glow having another heyday are good. If it happens far enough in the future it could take place on a planet other than earth. I feel sure humans will be terra farming and making other planets habitable in the far future
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Originally Posted by Lee Taylor View Post
My feeling is it depends on the modeling society as a whole, and not just the younger generation. Some records show humans having been around millions of years. If the upcoming increasing temperature (apocalypse) does not cause another mass extinction on our planet, and if humans are around for millions (or billions) of more years, I think the odds of glow having another heyday are good. If it happens far enough in the future it could take place on a planet other than earth. I feel sure humans will be terra farming and making other planets habitable in the far future
if you are looking that far ahead there will be some other type of cleaner, more powerful fuel to be used. that is if there are combustion engines around to be used

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Old 08-02-2021, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp View Post
if there are combustion engines around to be used
It seems the earth reclaims everything eventually. Given that, I do not think the current glow engines are going anywhere (other than eventually into the ground). Future generations will dig them up... literally. Like fossils from a bygone era. To your point, combustion engine technology may disappear. At some point it may be resurrected using digital engineering drawings from way in the past. There is just no way to know what things will be like 1,000, 10,000, 1,000,000, or 1,000,000,000 years in the future. And what does it matter anyways?
Old 08-02-2021, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp View Post
if you are looking that far ahead
I enjoy studying the timeline of our planet. I enjoy the reading the online speculation of the distant future. I have a highly technical history so facts and figures are interesting to me.

Will glow return to its heyday? One can get very philosophical and say: Does it really even matter? It seems to me it is all about good times gone past. We cherish our good times
Old 08-02-2021, 05:49 AM
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Not about the past; My friends and I are quite active building and flying planes of all types. Many if not most of these planes are powered by methanol fuel, using glow ignition.
We are totally enjoying the present and looking forward to a continuation well in to the future.
No guarantees yet very reasonable expectations.

Old 08-02-2021, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open View Post
We are totally enjoying the present and looking forward to a continuation well in to the future.
That is wonderful. I am happy for you
I am somewhat like
billinpa and do not think glow is in its heyday.
Does that mean we cannot have fun?
Of course it doesn't
Onwards and upwards

Old 08-02-2021, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lee Taylor View Post
That is wonderful. I am happy for you
I am somewhat like
billinpa and do not think glow is in its heyday.
Does that mean we cannot have fun?
Of course it doesn't
Onwards and upwards
The heyday for horses,fine oil paintings, pottery making, vinyl pressed recordings, horehound candy etc are all in the past. Every single day, people still seek much enjoyment from all those things.

Life is good, seek and enjoy.
Old 08-02-2021, 11:32 AM
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glow is definitely NOT gone...but think about the old timer pre-glow gas engines....glow engines replaced them, the gas engines came back...no it virtually all eletric....glo all the way for me, gas is second
Old 08-02-2021, 06:20 PM
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I can see it 2000 years from now;
Grandpa says to 15y.o.grandson "you know what this old shiny thing is ?"
Grandson "no"
Grandpa "it's old 1999 Saito combustion glow engine"
Grand son "what's a combustion engine"

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Old 08-03-2021, 05:33 AM
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I can see it 2000 years from now;
Grandpa says to 15y.o.grandson "you know what that tree is"?
Grandson "no"
Grandpa "it's a balsa tree (ochroma pyramidale)"
Grand son "pull my finger"


Old 08-22-2021, 06:56 PM
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I have lots of glow birds and several futaba conquests 72mhz. Currently flying Tactic 2.4. The 72s and the glows fly great. They're ALL GOOD.
Old 08-23-2021, 05:07 AM
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Old person: "I am your Grandpa" Young life form: "What is a Grandpa?"
Old 08-24-2021, 08:06 PM
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My club did a 70 gallon bulk fuel buy this year. Lots of glow activity in my 150 member club.

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